Make the most of your fifth wall with these striking ideas
Why should your walls have all the fun? With searches for “statement ceilings” up 310 percent (according to Pinterest), it’s clear that people are branching out and using their ceilings as a blank canvas.
Too often overlooked, ceilings are a great “fifth wall” for out-there ideas that might be too bold for the walls. A mirrored, dark or brightly painted ceiling can feel less overbearing than if the design was taken across all four walls. It’s a clever way to add punch to a room, without overdoing it. It can also be a great way of pulling a room together – painting the ceiling in a complementary shade to the wallpaper, say. But modern ceilings don’t stop at bold paints and tailored wallpapers. The fabulous ceilings below demonstrate how you can make a truly striking statement with out-of-the-box design ideas – from tin tiles to all-over brass, and from glass roofs to all-over geometric plasterwork pattern. Whatever your style, aim high.